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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Lenovo Legion 5 Pro typically offers higher graphics performance, which is ideal for gaming, 3D rendering, or machine learning tasks, due to its more powerful graphics hardware compared to the Lenovo Legion 5i Pro. However, if these tasks are not a priority, the Lenovo Legion 5i Pro offers a more cost-effective solution with adequate performance for general use and most engineering applications. If budget is a constraint and your usage does not heavily depend on the highest possible graphics performance, the Lenovo Legion 5i Pro may better suit your needs while providing a good balance of performance and value. On the other hand, if you need maximum graphics capabilities and are willing to invest more, the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro is the better option. Both models will have similar build quality, battery life, and portability, as they come from the same product line. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Lenovo Legion Pro 5
  • The Lenovo Legion Pro 5 has no clear advantages over the Lenovo Legion Pro 5i.
Advantages of the Lenovo Legion Pro 5i
  • Very good for general use
  • Very good for content creation

Key differences

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Screen Quality

8.0
Legion Pro 5
Legion Pro 5i
8.1
16.0in
SIZE
16.0in
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
165Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
340.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
368.0 nits
The Lenovo Legion Pro 5i has a better screen than the Lenovo Legion Pro 5 for content creation, and software development.

Cost

$1,869
Legion Pro 5
Legion Pro 5i
$1,349
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

The Lenovo Legion Pro 5 has a price of $1,869 and the Lenovo Legion Pro 5i costs $1,349.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.8
Legion Pro 5
Legion Pro 5i
8.0
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
340.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
368.0 nits
3.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
3.5 Hours
8.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
6.6/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.6/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Lenovo Legion Pro 5i to be very good for general use, while the Lenovo Legion Pro 5 is good.

Gaming and AI

8.4
Legion Pro 5
Legion Pro 5i
8.3
8.9/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.5/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
165Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
Yes
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
6.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
The Lenovo Legion Pro 5 and Lenovo Legion Pro 5i are both very good for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

8.5
Legion Pro 5
Legion Pro 5i
8.8
9.3/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.6/10
8.9/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.5/10
16.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
The Lenovo Legion Pro 5i and Lenovo Legion Pro 5 are both very good for engineering and design.

Content Creation

7.8
Legion Pro 5
Legion Pro 5i
8.1
9.3/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.6/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
16.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Lenovo Legion Pro 5i to be very good for content creation, while the Lenovo Legion Pro 5 is good.

Software Development

7.6
Legion Pro 5
Legion Pro 5i
7.9
9.3/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.6/10
16.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
8.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
The Lenovo Legion Pro 5i and Lenovo Legion Pro 5 are both good for software development.

Battery

3.5 Hours
Legion Pro 5
Legion Pro 5i
3.5 Hours
The Lenovo Legion Pro 5 has 3.5 hours of battery life. The Lenovo Legion Pro 5i has 3.5 hours of battery life.

Portability

Fair
Legion Pro 5
Legion Pro 5i
Fair
16.0in
SIZE
16.0in
5.6 lbs
WEIGHT
5.6 lbs
0.9in
THICKNESS
0.9in
The Lenovo Legion Pro 5 and Lenovo Legion Pro 5i both have only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

7.4
Legion Pro 5
Legion Pro 5i
7.4
The Lenovo Legion Pro 5 and Lenovo Legion Pro 5i both have good build quality.

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How the Lenovo Legion Pro 5 and the Lenovo Legion Pro 5i compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Lenovo Legion Pro 5Lenovo Legion Pro 5i
Lenovo Legion Pro 5Lenovo Legion Pro 5i

GENERAL

Price
$1,869
$1,349
Release Date
March 1, 2023March 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.3'' x 10.3'' x 0.97''14.3'' x 10.3'' x 0.97''
Weight
5.6 lbs5.6 lbs
Width
14.31"14.31"
Depth
10.25"10.25"

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HXIntel i7-13700HX
RAM
16 GB32 GB
DDR Memory Version
55
RAM Slots
22
Storage
1024 GB1024 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
3.5 Hours3.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
80 Wh80 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"16"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
2560 x 16002560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
165Hz165Hz
Display Brightness
340 nits368 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.4/107.4/10
Portability Score
6.6/106.6/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesYes
Premium Business Laptop
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
6.5/106.5/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
8.5/108.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
7/107/10
Webcam
1080p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
44
USB-C ports
22
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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Lenovo Legion Pro 5

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PCMag

Mark Knapp | July 2023
"It doesn't quite match its Legion Pro 7i sibling as an Editors' Choice winner, but Lenovo's AMD-powered Legion Pro 5 Gen 8 is a stylish, well-built gaming laptop with solid performance at both 1080p and its sharper native resolution. It's cheaper than some comparably equipped machines and better than some similarly priced ones. That's a recipe for success, even without its frequent availability of discounts or sales. A brighter screen and longer battery life would be nice, but even as is the Legion Pro 5 earns a solid recommendation."

Lenovo Legion Pro 5i

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PCMag

Brian Westover | August 2023
"The midpriced Lenovo Legion Pro 5i Gen 8 follows some of our favorite gaming machines, including last year's model and the higher-end Legion Pro 7i Gen 8 tested earlier this year. But pedigree doesn't count for much in the computer world, and gaming laptops require a certain level of power and graphics performance to justify their prices. The Pro 5i Gen 8 just doesn't do that, offering middling CPU and GPU performance rather than the sort of muscle that would make it a great value."

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About Lenovo

Lenovo is a Chinese technology company, and one of the largest personal computer vendor. They are well known for a variety of technology products, including laptops. Their consumer series include their entry level IdeaPad and LOQ series and mid-to-high-end Yoga and Legion series. On the business-oriented side, their series include their entry-level ThinkBook series and mid-to-high-end ThinkPad series. Lenovo laptops offer strong performance for reasonable prices, and are often on sale.

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